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“Good location and nice outdoor pool.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residence Inn Tampa Downtown

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Residence Inn Tampa Downtown
Ranked #67 of 161 Hotels in Tampa
Concord, NC
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376 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Good location and nice outdoor pool.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

Good location downtown for the performing arts center area. Decent outdoor pool. The hotel itself is a bit dated with a small lobby area and dining room. Our room was fine and we got upgraded to a two room suite. Friendly staff. Parking is across the street for this hotel and the Courtyard next door. $10 dollar cab ride to Ybor City or they will shuttle you there - just tip your driver.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dave Y
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Shab S, Manager at Residence Inn Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Dave Y,

Thank you for staying with us and your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your trip and we hope to be able to have you stay with us again soon.

Have a great day,

Shab
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Ottawa, Canada
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279 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

Booked with free night certificate via Marriott.com.

Arrived mid afternoon to this place on a Saturday so plenty of street parking. Did not use their parking (14$ valet). Check in was courteous and fast. Got a nice 1 bedroom suite on 5th floor. The place is fairly new, with a nice kitchen/dining room and living room with LED TV. The bedroom was decent sized with queen bed, LED TV and separate sink/bathroom configuration. Good curtains keep sun out for late risers.

The gym was smallish with decent equipment (1 elliptical, 1 treadmill, 1 bike) and weights. The pool and jacuzzi is shared with Courtyard next door, very nice. They do have a small basket ball court! Breakfast was standard residence inn fare, decent, varied: eggs, waffles, potatoes, biscuit and gravy, fruits, oatmeal, etc...

The location is good, as it is easy to walk downtown and to the hockey arena. Shuttle is offered within 3 miles radius (airport excepted).

Overall, a great option.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lubiere
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Shab S, Manager at Residence Inn Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Lubiere,

Thank you so much for taking your time to let everyone know that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for staying with us! We hope that we have the opportunity to have you come and stay with us again. Just a little correction if you don't mind...the shuttle service that we offer is within a 2 mile range of our hotel but we do also use a local transportation company if you need to go further!

Have a great day,

Shab Sachedina
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014

As others have said the staff are incredibly friendly here from the front desk, to the food service staff to housekeeping and the shuttle van driver.
The room was clean and had a microwave, ceramic stove top, dishwasher, real plates and silverware as well as stem glasses. They do have a recycling policy, so they do not change the sheets every day unless you ask them, ditto for the towels.
There was good WiFi reception in our room
The breakfast was not fancy, but good.
There did seem to be plenty of parking but if it was a busy time, then I suppose parking could be a problem.
The location is great for downtown Tampa, with a short walk to the Straz Performing Arts Center, and the waterfront.
As with all Residence Inns it is not a fancy hotel, but if you want a clean, friendly suite with all necessary facilities for a few days stay, I don't think that you can do better than the downtown Residence Inn
We would definately stay there again

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bexleygirl-111
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Shab S, Manager at Residence Inn Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Bexley girl-111,

Wow! Thanks for your awesome review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time while you stayed with us. Nothing matters more than making sure that all of our guests are smiling from the moment they walk in the door. We are so happy to hear that you did just that. Just to let you know, since January we have gained more parking spots. Good news is that once you have a parking ticket, you will always have a spot! We look forward to having you stay with us again!

Have a wonderful week,

Shab Sachedina
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Waterloo, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

*** Good and friendly service, awesome free services and food, average but fast internet, great atmosphere.

I'll keep it short. Mon, Tues, and Wed had free food and drinks at a social in the evening, free breakfast - nice pool, hot tub, basketball area, and outdoor seating area were great. Service was quick and courteous and the free shuttle bus was extremely handy. There is also a free grocery pickup though we liked walking so never used it. The place was clean and welcoming. The internet was sometimes hard to connect to during the busy hours of the night, but not horribly so and as it was free, we couldn't complain. When connected, it was fast.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JustAnExplorer
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Shab S, Manager at Residence Inn Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
JustAnExplorer,

Thank you so much for such a great review! It means so much to us when we have the opportunity to hear from our guests. We really hope that we have the opportunity to have you come and stay with us again. Also, just to let you know that we have completed our full 25Mb Fiber internet upgrade! That means that all guests will have a very fast internet connection! Can you tell how excited we are?

Hope to see you soon!

Shab Sachedina
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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

I stayed here for a night in april. I typically choose the residence inns because of marriott points and i have a special diet where its good to have a fridge and stove.

first off, parking is not good. they have two very small lots, and i was lucky to find a space coming in late in the evening. The hotel was clean and neat, but the rooms were quite worn. All the chairs had significant wear marks, and the rugs were definitely wearing out. My room was way overdue for new furniture! Besides this point the hotel was nice, the staff was helpful, and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was the typical fare and it was hot and tasty! It was a short stay so i don't have much else to say about it. The location is great, central to downtown and very easy to get on and off the highway.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mike_7_7
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Shab S, Manager at Residence Inn Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Mike_7_7,

Thank you so much for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us though it was short. We hope that we have the opportunity to have you stay with us again. Did you know that about a block down the street from us we have a great local market that provides food for all different diets? If you come back to town, you have to check it out. We are always working to improve our hotel for our guests and we thank you for your feedback.

Enjoy your week!

Shab Sachedina
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

Shab was our meeting planner for a conference that we held in Tampa - and she was terrific. Right from the beginning her communications were clear and accurate. And, when unexpected things came up, her response was always the same "we'll take care of that, I got this, don't worry.' And she always delivered against that promise to take care of things and to go out of her way to make our conference special and successful.

Great job!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank devo794
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Shab S, Manager at Residence Inn Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Devo794,

Wow. That's all I can say. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your words! We, as a team, work very hard to ensure that your groups and every single individual truly gets what they want out of their stay. Whether it is a business traveler coming through town needing a good nights rest and a close proximity to their job or a family coming for their vacation. Having our groups here at our hotel is also so very important to us and it was my absolute pleasure to do all that I could do have your stay be a success. We know we aren't perfect but if something comes up, we'll do all that we can to make it right. Thank you for your kind words, it personally meant a lot.

Enjoy your week!

Shab Sachedina
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Pompano Beach
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

As someone who does not typically write a review, I felt differently for my most recent Drama Troupe's accommodations during the 2014 Florida Thespian Festival. In providing services to 20+ students and 4 chaperones was a difficult task at hand but Shab and her team met the challenge without missing a beat. We had all we could have asked for during our stay and more. From the amazing rooms we were provided (ready when we arrived), to the filling breakfast buffet eaten every day, and last but not least, the shuttle services made available for our troupe at our beckon call. Our students and chaperones from Coral Glades High School Drama Department would like to say a big thanks to all who assisted in making our stay a most pleasant one and look forward to returning next year when we hopefully can return for the 2015 Thespian Festival.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michelle A
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Shab S, Manager at Residence Inn Tampa Downtown, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Michelle A,

Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words. I blushed! I made sure that our whole team was able to hear the review that you were so kind to write. THANK YOU and we can't wait to have a new group come through in 2015!!!!

Have a great week!

Shab Sachedina
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Property: Residence Inn Tampa Downtown
Address: 101 E Tyler St, Tampa, FL 33602-3714
Location: United States > Florida > Tampa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#38 Business Hotel in Tampa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Tampa Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residence Inn is Marriott's leading extended stay brand. We are equipped to give you the room to enjoy yourself on longer stays. Whether you are staying for one night or 6 months, our spacious suites with kitchens will certainly give you comforts that most hotels can't. We provide complimentary amenities that include a full hot buffet breakfast, light meal with all you can drink beer and wine Monday - Wednesday evenings and internet throughout the hotel! Our wonderful staff is here to do everything they can to ensure that your stay is flawless and comfortable. We look forward to serving you! ... more   less 
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